Brazil has 21 of the 50 most violent cities in the world, as well as a drug epidemic. With scarce opportunities and support systems in place for children, many drop out of school early and turn to a life on the streets. In April 2015, Childreach International merged with Action for Brazil's Children Trust. ABC Trust is the largest UK-based charity working in Brazil dedicated to supporting at-risk children in Brazil and helping them to fulfill their potential. Whilst developing young people's self-awareness, pride and respect, their partner projects work to promote positive change in the wider community, overcoming many of the problems which force children onto the street in the first place.